Pakistan on Saturday suspended all international flights for two weeks and curtailed train services as the coronavirus cases surged to 666 in the country after more pilgrims who returned from Iran tested positive for the deadly virus, which has turned into a major global crisis.
The government announced the measure as the number of confirmed cases in the country jumped to 625 on Saturday, which increased to 666 by late evening.
The worst-affected Sindh province reported 90 new coronavirus cases, taking the provincial tally to 357.
The new cases have been detected in pilgrims who returned from Iran and have been quarantined in Sukkur, according to a spokesperson for the Sindh health department. The number of COVID-19 patients in Balochistan rose to 104 with 12 new cases.